Francis X. Bushman

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Francis Xavier Bushman (January 10, 1883 – August 23, 1966) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. His matinee idol career started in 1911 in the silent film His Friend's Wife, but it did not survive the silent screen era. Bushman, like many of his contemporaries, broke into the film business via the stage. He was performing at Broncho Billy Anderson's Essanay Studios in Chicago, Illinois, where he was first noticed for his muscular, sculpted frame. He appeared in nearly 200 feature film roles—more than 175 films before 1920, and 17 in his screen debut year of 1911 alone. He also worked for the Vitagraph studio before signing with Metro in 1915. Description above from the Wikipedia article Francis Xavier Bushman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Erstwhile childhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults, this time with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite. A slip of a brick during a Roman parade causes Judah to be sent off as a galley slave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Niblo
CAST:  Ramon Novarro  •  Francis X. Bushman  •  May McAvoy  •  Betty Bronson
David and Bathsheba (1951)

King David enters into an adulterous affair with the beautiful Bathsheba, which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry King
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Susan Hayward  •  Kieron Moore  •  Raymond Massey
Sabrina (1954)


Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer, Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer, James Lee Bartlow; a star, Georgia Lorrison; and a director, Fred Amiel. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincente Minnelli
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Kirk Douglas  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Dick Powell
The Story of Mankind (1957)

The Spirit of Man (Ronald Colman) debates history with the devil (Vincent Price) before a court of fate, because of the hydrogen bomb.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Hedy Lamarr  •  Groucho Marx  •  Harpo Marx
Hollywood Story (1951)

A producer takes over a small film studio and - sensing that it'll be a good movie- begins investigating an old murder of a silent film star shot in his office years ago. He finds that his life is threatened as he digs deeper into the mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Richard Conte  •  Julie Adams  •  Richard Egan  •  Henry Hull
Apache Country (1952)

A criminal gang provokes the local Apaches in order to divert the authorities' attention from their own activities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Archainbaud
CAST:  Gene Autry  •  Champion  •  Carolina Cotton  •  Harry Lauter
The Marriage Clause (1926)

A Broadway actress becomes a star due to the guidance of her director. The two fall in love, but are prevented from marrying due to a clause put into her contract by her producer. The Library of Congress has an incomplete copy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lois Weber
CAST:  Francis X. Bushman  •  Billie Dove  •  Warner Oland  •  Henri La Garde
The Lady in Ermine (1927)

Film was released in 1927  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Flood
12 to the Moon (1960)

A group of twelve international scientists are the first to land on the moon. In their exploration of the surface, they run into all kinds of trouble, including threatening messages from alien life forms residing on the moon. Just a short nine years before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bradley
CAST:  Ken Clark  •  Michi Kobi  •  Tom Conway  •  Anthony Dexter
Mr. Celebrity (1941)

A couple attempts to win custody of their orphaned grandson, who's being raised by his veterinarian uncle in a racetrack environment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Beaudine
CAST:  Robert 'Buzz' Henry  •  James Seay  •  Doris Day  •  William Halligan
Watch Beverly (1932)

A British diplomat becomes entangled with a ring of international criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Maude
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)

With a full Hollywood background and settings but more an expose of scandal-and-gossip magazines of the era, has-been actor John Blakeford agrees to write his memoirs for magazine-publisher Jordan Winston. When Blakeford's daughter, Patricia, ask him to desist for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Florey
CAST:  John Halliday  •  Marsha Hunt  •  Robert Cummings  •  C. Henry Gordon
Say It with Sables (1928)

In this silent film, now considered lost, Doug Caswell falls for Irene, his wealthy father's mistress. It's up to Doug's stepmother Helen to put things right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
The Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross (1927)

George Washington, commander of revolutionary American forces, ends a squabble among the colonies as to under which flag the Americans will fight the British by recommending a new flag for all the colonies. He asks Betsy Ross to design and create the first flag. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Maude
The Bible According to Hollywood (1994)

Filmmaker Phillip Dye's documentary explores the many biblical adaptations Hollywood has produced throughout the years, including The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Ben Hur, The Bible ... In the Beginning and many more titles. With iconic clips, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Dye
Silver Queen (1942)

A beautiful heiress is an excellent poker player. Her comfortable life changes when her father and his fortune die during market crash of the 1800's.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  George Brent  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Bruce Cabot  •  Lynne Overman
The Phantom Planet (1961)

After an invisible asteroid draws an astronaut and his ship to its surface, he is miniaturized by the phantom planet's exotic atmosphere.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Marshall
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)

A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.  (more)

CAST:  Tommy Kirk  •  Deborah Walley  •  Aron Kincaid  •  Quinn O'Hara
Dick Tracy (1937)

Dick Tracy's foe for this serial is the crime boss and Masked Mystery Villain The Spider/The Lame One and his Spider Ring. In the process of various crimes, including using his Flying wing and sound weapon to destroy the Bay Bridge in San Francisco and stealing an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Taylor  •  Alan James
CAST:  Ralph Byrd  •  Kay Hughes  •  Smiley Burnette  •  Lee Van Atta